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Leaked Black Ops 4 gameplay reveals canceled campaign

Published: 25/May/2020 21:16 Updated: 25/May/2020 21:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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Although Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 didn’t feature a campaign, new footage has surfaced online revealing what the single-player story mode was going to look like before it apparently got scrapped.

There were a lot of things in Black Ops 4 that made it unique from other Call of Duty titles, such as the manual healing in multiplayer, and the first-ever CoD battle royale, but what maybe stood out the most was that the game, for the first time in franchise history, didn’t have a campaign

When discussing that decision, developers Treyarch said there weren’t any plans for such a mode, and that they prioritized the online aspects of the game, such as multiplayer and Blackout.

However, since then, it’s become evident that a campaign was in the works, at least at one point, before it was dropped due to it being too big of a project to see through.

On May 25, over a year-and-a-half after the game’s release, we finally have a look at what that was going to look like, thanks to some new gameplay that was leaked on Reddit.

[LEAK] Black Ops 4 Campaign Gameplay from Blackops4

At the beginning of this footage, the player is tasked with “finding the Aquilus CEO,” and they must wade through a crowd of panicking civilians who seem to be in the midst of some sort of disastrous attack.

Other objectives that pop up on the screen throughout this gameplay are “secure the restaurant,” “secure the courtyard,” and “neutralize hostiles and secure VIP.”

This was clearly taken from an early stage in the campaign’s development, as the graphics are not sharp at certain points, and there are a lot of character models that are incomplete.

TreyarchBlack Ops 4 remains the only game in the Call of Duty franchise that didn’t feature a campaign.

Those who have played Black Ops 4 multiplayer will instantly recognize the setting to be a map called Seaside. In fact, almost everything on the screen looks very similar to the MP layout, including the health bar, Specialist abilities/equipment, and the weapon information.

According to the leaker, this was by design, as Treyarch wanted there to be some sort of crossover between the campaign and MP, and making the experience and feel of the two similar was part of that effort.

“I believe the mechanics of the campaign was going to be very similar to the multiplayer, which makes sense honestly,” the Redditer wrote. “Also notice the “Find the Aquilus CEO” notification at the top when the video starts? I think they really had a huge storyline here.”

TreyarchThe leaked Black Ops 4 campaign gameplay takes place on Seaside, a map used in multiplayer.

The leaker also mentioned that they’re in possession of additional gameplay from this mission, as well as footage “showcasing augmented impact effects within the BO4 engine,” although they’re not going to be posting those just yet.

Sadly, we will never see what the final outcome of this story mode would have looked like, and the game still remains as the only CoD title ever to not feature a campaign.

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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby

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Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
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This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 

Attachments

  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
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The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 


So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel